Radiation Oncology Services
Lifespan Cancer Institute

Preparing for Your Treatment

Here are some guidelines on how to prepare for your gamma knife treatment:

  1. Please let us know of any medications you take regularly so we can determine whether or not you should take them on the day of your treatment.
  2. Do not eat or drink after midnight the evening before your treatment.
  3. Do shampoo your hair and scalp the evening before your procedure with the shampoo we will provide. Rinse with water and repeat a second time.
  4. The day of the treatment, do not wear any jewelry, makeup, or hairpieces. It is a good idea to leave all valuable items at home.
  5. If you wish, you may bring a favorite CD or cassette to listen to during the treatment.